Toy Story 3 On Ice!!! Live Show Review!

Last night we saw Toy Story 3 On Ice, a Feld production! I can’t tell you how great it was, but I am going to try, LOL….First- there was no place that you could sit at the IZOD in East Rutherford that you did not have a good view of the show. (By the way, shout out to IZOD- everyone was super-nice, even the parking attendants were helpful and smiled when they spoke to us! Thanks for your great hospitality!) While we were waiting, of course there were a million people walking around with souvenirs, snacks, and fun stuff like that! They were priced like you would expect them to be, but not QUITE as much as some places. For an example- we bought Little Man an Alien Sno Cone and it was 10$. for 12$, I would say no way, but for 10$, OK. The cotton candy with Alien Hat was the same price, as was the Jesse Sno Cone. The toys were priced 12$ and up, T-Shirts were 20 and up. So now you know!
The programs were so cute, Kamikaze can’t wait to show her’s to everyone at her school.
I appreciate that they give you plenty of warning when the show was about to begin, so you can get back from the bathroom and also just get ready and into your seat! When the show started, who was first out onto the ice? Micky, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy! Little about lost his mind!!!  He was so happy to see them, and was not expecting to, so it was a pleasant surprise.

 (guys, can you please forgive my lousy camera work? I don’t know what was up with my camera last night, but I’m so sorry! At least you get the idea!) The foursome was a happy surprise, and I also loved that they introduced the Toy Story 3 On Ice show, giving a brief explanation of events and leading us into Andy’s room!

 Poor Andy, about to go away to college. He has to figure out what to do with his beloved toys! As the toys worry about their fate, there are many “flashback” songs that remind us of their journey. The performers are skilled, and you can see their facial expressions even from far away! They did some pretty wild stunts and tricks, and I have to say I was impressed by the skills of these skaters for a children’s performance. No cutting corners there! (Barbie and Buzz were crazy good! Not that the others weren’t, they were just super in my opinion.) As intermission gets closer, the toys are clearly going to be headed to (gulp) a day care facility. What’s in store for them?
After intermission, the toys find out that the day care is not going to be for them. The children, who have to be larger then the adult performers, are skillfully wielded across the stage and “play” with the toys to “Leave Me Alone” as the toys are tossed about. (Can I tell you how much I personally enjoyed the music in the show? I did!) I was wondering how they were going to pull that off, and kudos to whoever was creative enough for that one! The toys did not like being handled so roughly, and begin to plan their escape back to Andy’s. All except Woody, who is already on his way! Once Sheriff Woody hears of the trouble his friends are facing, he rushes back to save the day. Along with Barbie, he finds a way to free them all from the day care prison (which I as a Pre-K teacher find personally amusing!) and back to Andy’s.
Did you see the movie? Do you know the ending? If you don’t, I won’t spoil it for you.
But I do want to say it was an excellent show, with paratroopers coming down from the ceiling, an appearance from “The Claw”, a super cute Alien dance (one of my favorite numbers!) and a really fab musical score. This is an A+ performance, totally worth the time and money. My kids loved it! I would totally recommend it, and Little was telling all the kids about Toy Story 3 On Ice today at school!
Check out disneyonice.com for showtimes!

Holiday Costume Review!

I love Christmas!  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love just about everything about it!  One thing that can be tough about this time of year, however, is finding the right pageant and Christmas costumes for your little one.  My kids are both in plays, and we needed to find costumes for them!  Just in time to save the day, comes CostumeDiscounters!  They sent Little Man this adorable Child Elf Costume, and I just love it!

 Not only is he going to use it for his school play, but we are also going to use it for Christmas photos.  Kamikaze is going to be an Angel, and she already had that thanks to her older cousin, haha.  (I do like the ones that they offer on the site, though- take a look!) 
And they have some great Santa Suits as well!  Look at this one! 

CostumeDiscounters is THE place to go for your kids costumes!  They have great holiday costumes for adults, too!  And they have a wide range, to fit any budget.  Another great aspect of shopping with CostumeDiscounters is that they are so fast!  The delivery is so quick, you can try it on right away. 
CostumeDiscounters is a great place to go for all your holiday costume needs!

Holiday Gift Guide – Fantasy Jewelry Box Review and Giveaway!!!

 Fantasy Jewelry Box has some of the most fun and fabulous jewelry!  And guess what?  You can actually afford it- HOORAY!  Love that bracelet you saw your favorite celebrity wearing on the red carpet last weekend?  Who can afford that?  YOU can!  Well, OK, not that one exactly, LOL, but with Fantasy Jewelry Box, you can have the same look without breaking the bank!

 Loved Angelina Jolie’s earrings?  Guess who’s got ’em?  Oh, you know what I’m going to say….and you will look just as Fab as Miss Jolie (only please weigh a bit more, she scares me with that figure!  Someone needs to send an Italian Momma to her house to feed her, but I digress, haha) 

I got to review this fantastic wedding band and engagement ring set.

I know, I’m already married!  But I don’t like to wear my rings to the Pre-k.  (Can I tell you that the kids are rough on my hands?  Ok, they are rough all over, haha.)  These rings are so pretty, that I swear no one can tell they aren’t real.  I wore them out and I got quite a few compliments, including from a woman who I know that LOVES jewelry.  (This is my favorite- people who claim they can tell, but can’t, LOL) I love Fantasy Jewelry Box.  I am not a woman who will spend a ton of money on jewelry, and I never would.  Even pre-kids!  But especially now that I know about Fantasy Jewelry Box, it just seems silly!  You can be a part of all the trends and styles that you love WITHOUT breaking the bank.  Remember Fantasy Jewelry Box while you are shopping this holiday season (or you can always send someone this review, as a little hint as to what you want!) and when shopping at any time!  Who doesn’t want something that sparkles every now and again?  Fantasy Jewelry Box- just where to be when you need something special!  Fantasy Jewelry Box has offered one of my readers a 35$ gift certificate!  Yay!
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Holiday Gift Guide- Heirloom Wooden Toys Review

Heirloom Wooden Toys has so many great products, that when I was offered the chance to review one, I honestly could not decide!  There were so many fun, fantastic options, that I just didn’t know where to start.  And for a school setting, this is a site not to be beat!  There were so many products that would be just perfect for a classroom.  (Calling all teachers and homeschoolers!!!) 
Not that the home is to be overlooked!  When your little one is helping you in the kitchen, here is a great way to keep them safe as well as have them be at the perfect height to reach everything you want them to!  It’s called The Learning Tower.  Perfect for the sous chef in training, lol.   (But I can think of so many more uses, can’t you?) 

 Now, if you want to talk kitchens, let’s talk kitchens!  Heirloom Wooden Toys has such a wide variety of kitchens and kitchen toy accessories that your little chef will feel like Cat Cora or Bobby Flay!  You will have to start “cooking” together, or at the very least watching the Food Network, LOL. 
Look how cool this is!  (I kind of want one in MY kitchen, haha…think the hubs will go for it?) 

We got to review this super cool Melissa and Doug easel.  I love that it is double-sided.  (No fighting, my turn, my turn!)  It has a chalkboard, clips for paper, a place for a large roll of paper, a dry erase board, places for paint, crayons, chalk, any and everything!  One thing- if you order it- don’t be as dense as this mom, and remember to get, oh, I don’t know, paint?   LOL….all my finger paint and butcher paper is at the Pre-K, haha….luckily I had 4 tubes downstairs!  I so wanted to bring this to the Pre-School and see what the kids thought, but could not figure out how to get it there once it was put together.  Such a bummer!  It would have been a hit, I am sure.  We have these junky plastic ones, and they fall over all the time.  Too bad I have a hatchback….

Speaking of putting it together, it was not so bad, according to dad.  It took about 45 minutes, and had assembly instructions that even an accountant could follow!  (just kidding, love ya babe!) 
The kids were going bonkers- shrieking the whole time for it to be done- so I am sure that didn’t help, either, LOL. 

yeah, yeah, my kitchen is small.  don’t hate on me!!!  LOL

End result?  Fabulous easel, check it out!  2 of my daughter’s friends came over and they also loved it, they made an art gallery and did the whole playroom in the “kid period”.  (So, am I a curator now?) 
I love it!  Easy to clean, not easy to break, and a product that will last.  And a great option for rainy days! 
You can visit Heirloom Wooden Toys on Facebook HERE, and I hope that you do!  I think you will be really happy with what you find.  Happy Shopping!

Belly Washers and Tummy Ticklers….

I got to meet representatives from this fabulous company, Belly Washers and Tummy Ticklers, while in Chicago!  They even gave me some extras for the Pre-K kids!
They loved them!
These fun little juice bottles are made from 100% juice, and have all sorts of adorable “friends” on the tops.  My son LOVES Mickey Mouse and Toy Story the best right now, so those thrilled him!  Another cool aspect?  You can wash out the bottles and re-use them.  Hooray!  (I even ran them through the dishwasher without incident, LOL)
I just wanted to say THANKS Belly Washers and I’m so happy to share this fun company with you guys!!!
My Pre-K class had a blast with these fun drinks, and their mommies  are happy to have an extra sippy cup or water bottle!  (By the way- these are nearly impossible to spill- and believe me, I think these kids would make really great testers on that subject, haha)

Single Serve One individual 8-oz. serving of 100% juice in fruit punch flavor 2-Pack Two individual 8-oz. servings of 100% juice in fruit punch flavor 6-Pack Six individual 8-oz. servings of 100% juice in fruit punch flavor 5+1 Value Pack Five individual 8-oz. serving of 100% juice in fruit punch flavor, plus one re-usable character top Single Serve Juice Boxes One 200mL serving of 100% juice available in fruit punch and apple flavors Value-Pack Juice Boxes Three 200mL servings of 100% juice available in apple and fruit punch flavors

Holiday Gift Guide- Threadless T-Shirts Review

 How cute is this shirt?  I know, I know, on my Little Man, anything would look great!  (LOL, just agree with me, nod, yes, he’s adorable!)  However, regardless of the adorable model, this t-shirt from Threadless can stand on it’s own!  It’s so soft,too.  My husband loves this company, it is easily one of his favorite places for fun and original T-Shirts.  Me, I love the kid’s line!  They have cute, unique, and quirky shirts that you won’t see on every other kid in the class.  But every kid in the class will love them!   3 of the moms in the Pre-K asked me where I got the sweet little “Camouflage” tee the very first time he wore it.  (Confession?  There are so many days that I try SO HARD to put the cutest outfits on him and no one notices.  Put a funny, chubby bear with bee wings on a t-shirt, however, and this seems to do the trick, LOL- no effort required!) 

I love the selection available, as well.  Threadless offers so many colors and styles.  I love that you can get long or short sleeve options on most shirts.  I don’t like to put white shirts on my kids (or the hubs, for that matter!)  if I can help it, so I really appreciate that I can choose my color for most of Threadless‘ t-shirts. 
With shirts this soft ,and comfy, I can see why anyone who buys just one shirt will be a customer for life.  Fast shipping, freindly service, and a great product are all part of what makes Threadless great.  Their website is easy to use and navigate, and the only hard part is choosing what you want to get! 
I have nothing negative to add about Threadless.  Soft, quality shirts, unique and adorable prints, great customer service, fast shipping,good prices (and if you sign up for their newsletter you can get info on some KILLER sales!).
What’s not to love?
Two Sippy’s up, haha.   Happy Shopping!

You can follow them on Twitter HERE
and find Threadless on Facebook HERE 

Holiday Gift Guide- Flats To Go Review

I was sent a pair of KushyFoot’s Flat’s To Go to try out. I have to tell you, I have tried out a few of these types of products, and even own another brand’s set, but these are by far the most comfortable! I love the idea- you have a spare set of shoes to bring along for when your heels start to kill you! (Wow, where were these for my wedding or prom? LOL) How many of you keep an extra set of shoes in the car? I know I did. I just can’t do the heels all night long at a wedding or party. (What can I say, I like to dance!) These are just so easy to take along. I love the convenient take-along bag, and they really do feel nice on tired toes at the end of the night!

 How great would these be as bridal party gifts? You know bridesmaids are going to take their shoes off! These would be such a great and practical gift for them. And speaking of gifts- The holidays are right around the corner! Have a hard-to-shop for lady on your list? How about a true shoe lover? These are IT! The gift they will love- and totally affordable. They have other color options, I know gold is not for everyone, LOL. But they have a variety so everyone is sure to find one they love. KushyFoot also offers some other great accessories, like the original which just looks soooo comfy! Take these great Flats To Go, and add a few of these other fun products, and you can make a really great gift basket that any shoe lover will flip over!
Happy shopping!

Holiday Gift Guide- Aurora Is Adorable!!! Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

 Hey there, bloggy buddies! 
What a cute and fun giveaway I have for you today! 
Aurora, as you know, has some of the most adorable (and affordable!) stuffed toys out there.  We were sent Cheeky Charlie and Carmen as well as a Fancy Pals Pet Carrier
(OK-OK, I confess!!!  I totally hid the Cheeky Charlie and Carmen for Christmas, but I did give Kamikaze the Fancy Pals Pet Carrier.  She FLIPPED out, and started screeching, lol.  Girls.  (hehe)

These are not only super cute, but also really affordable- they are only 12$– can you believe that???  (one is 13$, but it is a “double”)
They don’t have our exact carrier on the site, but fear not, I have LOTS of photos, LOL.

nice face, Kamikaze!

The kids at the PreSchool also really liked it.  (We “borrowed it” while she was at school one day!)  Little wanted nothing to do with the purse aspect, but I brought it along and the girls loved it.  And everyone loved the cutie puppy! 
Cheeky Charlie and Carmen are so adorable, and you know how much Little LOVES monkeys- so they can each have one for Christmas! 
(and really- for just 10$ and up, you can’t go wrong!!! ) 

Would you like to win your choice of one of these toys?
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(winner will get to choose Cheeky Charlie, Carmen, or Fancy Pals Pet CarrierAurora will send you a great one!)  
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